This week… rings, an accidental design, new biz cards, and an unexpected bunch of flowers.

epheriell business cards

epheriell wedding ring designs

nick finishing epheriell rings

selene set by epheriell

an accidental jewellery design by epheriell

an accidental jewellery design by epheriell

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Wedding bands facets high shine set (2)

So the last week and a bit have been a tad crazy round these parts.

I’ve been madly making a whole stack of wedding bands for the QLD Brides Expo coming up this weekend, and on top of that, seemed to have a glut of wedding band orders to fill, too. Nick’s been acting as my trusty apprentice, helping me with some of the ring finishing stages – filing, sanding and polishing. It’s so awesome to be able to work together – and he loves the chance to do hands-on creative work, rather than being stuck doing the ‘boring stuff’ like bookwork and admin. I’m a hard taskmaster sometimes!

I was super-happy when my new business cards arrived… thank you all so much for your help over on the Epheriell Facebook page – if it wasn’t for your design feedback I know they wouldn’t look as ace as they do!

During my making in the last few days I somehow seriously messed up a measurement for an Infinity ring – and ended up with a loop of silver that was WAY too big. I didn’t quite know what to do with it, so I just sat there and played with it until this new necklace design just flowed through my hands. I like how it’s quite organic and three-dimensional… not sure if I’ll add it to the shop, but I like it for myself, if nothing else! Sometimes it’s fun to come up with a design that might not be fully ‘saleable’ or ‘sensible’ – occasionally I wish I had the time to come up with crazy, over-the-top designs as artwork. Perhaps I’ll get to do that one day down the line.

I think Nick picked up on the fact that I’ve been going slightly crazy with all the ring-making… and when he went out to run some errands today, he came home with that gorgeous bunch of flowers for me. It was such a sweet surprise! The man treats me very well, it has to be said. I’m a lucky gal šŸ™‚

Tomorrow is the last day of prep before the show – all my rings are done, we’ve got most of our display sorted out (except for a tablecloth – honestly, I ask you, why is it SO hard to find a simple white tablecloth?!) I’ve just got some last-minute photos to take and edit before I can put my lookbook together to get printed out tomorrow. Time to take a deep breath before diving into the rest of a big week!

Oh – if you happen to be in Bris on Friday night or Sat/Sunday, come and say hi – I’ll be at the QLD Brides Wedding Expo at the Convention Centre – would love to meet you!

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